Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
I learned from Donald Sensing that another retired general, Dennis Reimer, has been critical of Wes Clark.
Retired Gen. Dennis Reimer, a former Army chief of staff, describes Clark as an intelligent, ``hardworking, ambitious individual who really applies himself hard.''
But, Reimer said, ``Some of us were concerned about the fact that he was focused too much upward and not down on the soldiers. I've always believed you ought to be looking down toward your soldiers and not up at how to please your boss. ... I just didn't see enough of that in Wes.''
A differing viewpoint can be found at Veterans for Clark:
By the end of his career, Wes Clark had a very large number of people under his command and a very small group above him. If he was indeed unconcerned with the welfare of those he commanded, why aren't we hearing it from them? If Clark was obsessed, as some claim, with buttering up those above him in rank, why is it that criticisms seem to come precisely from those officers - officers who are known to have opposed the policy, that Clark supported successfully, of increased US involvement to end the disaster in the former Yugoslavia?